• Recent News

    • 10 Jul, 2014

      IRAN WANTS STRONGER TIES WITH SADC

      The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran accredited to the Republic of South Africa, H.E. Mohammad Faraji has called for the strengthening of relations between Iran and SADC.

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    • 8 Jul, 2014

      CCARDESA UPDATES SADC ON ITS ACTIVITIES

      The Executive Director of the Centre for Coordination of Agricultural research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA), Professor Timothy Simalenga today paid a courtesy call on SADC Executive Secretary, H.E. Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax to update her on CCARDESA activities.

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    • 8 Jul, 2014

      SADC LAWYERS’ASSOCIATION VISITS THE SECRETARIAT

      The President of the SADC Lawyers’ Association (SADCLA), Ms. Kondwa Sakala today paid a courtesy call on the on SADC Executive Secretary, H.E Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax to discuss the strengthening of collaboration with SADC.

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    • 7 Jul, 2014

      MODEL LAW ON ACCESS TO INFORMATION IN AFRICA INTRODUCED TO SADC

      The AU Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa, Advocate Pansy Tlakula today paid a courtesy call on SADC Executive Secretary, H.E Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax.

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    Documents & Publications

    SADC Treaty (1992)


    The SADC Treaty is the founding document for the establishment of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). In pursuance of the principles of Towards a Southern African Development Community, a declaration was made by the Heads of State or Government of Southern Africa, at Windhoek, Namibia, in August 1992 affirming their commitment to establish a Development Community in the region.

    Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan

    The Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan of SADC is a comprehensive 15–year strategic roadmap, which provides the strategic direction for achieving SADC’s long term social and economic goals. It also provides the SADC Secretariat and other SADC institutions with clear guidelines on SADC’s approved social and economic priorities and policies and therefore, enhancing their effectiveness in discharging their facilitating and coordinating role. It was approved by SADC Summit in 2003 and its effective implementation began in 2005.

    SADC SIPO II (English)

    The Revised Edition of the Strategic Indicative Plan for the Organ (SIPO II) provides a review of the first edition of the Plan. Based on the objectives and common agenda of SADC, the Strategic Indicative Plan for the Organ, first signed in 2004, provided general guidelines that spelt out specific implementation activities, in accordance with the objectives of the Protocol on Defense, Politics and Security Cooperation, and the strategies for their realisation, covering the Public Security, Political, Defence, and State security sectors.